Head of Sourcing, North America & Europe

Posted 02 Nov 2022

Allentown, Pennsylvania - United States

Req Id 257456


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Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.

Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.


Your Role:

Director NAM/EU Sourcing for DS&S is responsible for developing, negotiating, and maintaining competitively advantageous supply arrangements as the functional expert with a key focus on cost savings and security of supply. You are responsible for identifying new sources of supply from non-traditional suppliers for supply to the given Category globally, across multiple businesses. In this position, you are expected to:

  • Develop and drive the sourcing strategy for DS&S in NAM and Europe in alignment with PO management and BU heads DS&S including and based on the growth strategy of DS&S
  • Assure Supply Security and high-quality product delivery, focus on loading and equipping Chandler facility, Arizona
  • Being a business partner for the DS&S NAM/EU business, being part of leadership team of Sourcing for DS&S
  • Negotiation on key strategic elements and contracts with key suppliers
  • Develop market intelligence and benchmarking to pro-actively identify new markets and supplier sources
  • Lead buying and planning activities for two sites and also global alignment between international manufacturing site
  • Manage risk and maximize current/future market conditions, define contingency planning to ensure critical supply needs are met
  • Develop strategies for Product supply reliability and quality for purchased products. Support and develop strategies to ensure BCP for our supply chains
  • Accountable for establishing supplier targets with innovation, sustainability, quality, and supply security


Prefer the position is located in Allentown, PA or Tempe, AZ.

Who You Are:

You have a strong teamwork spirit, inter-personal communication, and influencing as well as strong leadership skills. You are self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and take initiative. You have strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail. You are skilled in negotiations and able to diffuse conflict.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors with 10+ years’ experience or MS with 5+ years’ experience
  • 10+ years of sales, purchasing and/or commercially oriented business experience dealing with complex negotiations
  • Hands-on experience in commercial negotiations, business planning, strategy development and execution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain
  • Exposure to semiconductor market a plus
  • Advanced degree in science/engineering/management
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships; build credibility and trust with internal partners and suppliers.
  • Proven track record in previous procurement, sales, or marketing roles

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!

Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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